AAOS July 9 2019
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Executive Order on Improving Quality and Price Transparency

Advocacy In Action

Fragility Fracture Alliance on Reducing Risk of Falls and Related Injuries

Progress to Extend National Quality Forum Funding

2019 Orthopaedic PAC State Participation Challenge

Thank You to Our Current Orthopaedic PAC Advisor’s Circle Members!

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Executive Order on Improving Quality and Price Transparency

On June 24, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) that aims to improve quality and price transparency. The EO enumerates nine distinct directives for the various agencies to implement, all with the objective of increasing the transparency on prices of shoppable health services, like MRIs, and lowering cost through competition. According to the Administration, the EO aims to “eliminate unnecessary barriers to price and quality transparency; to increase the availability of meaningful price and quality information for patients; to enhance patients’ control over their own healthcare resources, including through tax-preferred medical accounts; and to protect patients from surprise medical bills.”

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Advocacy in Action

Advocacy in ActionHow the AAOS Office
of Government Relations
is working for you…
  • Expressed our encouragement that Senate HELP Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) recognizes potential unintended consequences of a benchmark rate for resolving surprise medical bills and promises to work on improving his bill.

  • Provided recommendations to the Senate Special Committee on Aging for reducing the risk of falls and falls-related injuries, in coordination with the Fragility Fracture Alliance (FFxA).
  • Advocated for the reauthorization of federal funding for the National Quality Forum to ensure quality measures used in care delivery and payment reform continue to be reliable, effective and drive measurable improvements.
For more information on all AAOS advocacy efforts, visit: http://www.aaos.org/dc.
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Fragility Fracture Alliance on Reducing Risk of Falls, Related Injuries

On June 26, the Fragility Fracture Alliance (FFxA) provided comments to the Senate Special Committee on Aging for reducing the risk of falls and falls-related injuries. The coalition comprises seven organizations including AAOS (listed below) and is focused on the prevention, care, and treatment of osteoporotic fragility fractures. In its comments, the FFxA reiterated that falls-related injuries are intimately related with fragility fractures and occurring at an increasingly rapid rate. Addressing these risks is timely and directly benefits both patients and society.

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Progress to Extend National Quality Forum Funding

Recently, AAOS along with 139 other organizations advocated for the reauthorization of funds for the National Quality Forum (NQF) as part of the Friends of NQF coalition. Continued federal funding beyond 2019 would help to achieve a cost-efficient, high-quality, value-based health care system that ensures the best care for Americans and the best use of the nation’s health care dollars.

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2019 Orthopaedic PAC State Participation Challenge

Click here, to view the interactive version of the map below, which features each state’s PAC support for 2019.

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Thank You to Our Current Orthopaedic PAC Advisor’s Circle Members!

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  AAOS Orthopaedic PAC Online and Mobile Donations

image Did you know? Supporting our Orthopaedic PAC by phone is easy: simply text AAOS to the number 41444, and follow the link, no log-in required. We encourage our supporters to share this technology with your colleagues who have yet to renew or join and to encourage signing up on a recurring basis. For just $84 a month, or $250 a quarter you can become part of our Capitol Club Program. And don’t forget! The Orthopaedic PAC website features an online contribution center, which can accept contributions via credit card by visiting the site and using your AAOS login credentials. Credit card contributions can also be conveniently scheduled for a monthly, quarterly or yearly recurring donation. Visit our website for more information or to contribute today.

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